the resource for traditional rug makers since 1984
Braided Rugs of All Sorts
Rugs with great design potential
Rugs Made with a Crochet Hook
The Family of Toothbrush Rugs
Ideal for Making Rag
The Rag Rugs Tour
moderated by Diana Blake Gray
Rugs with Shaggy Textures
Rugs Made with just a Lacing Needle
Rugs Made on Rug Canvas
Hooked Rugs &
Welcome to our exclusive Rag Rugs Tour. Through the 30 stops you’ll get acquainted with over a hundred different methods that were used to create traditional rag rugs. You can settle back and cruise through all of the stops or just jump to the sections that interest you most by using the navigation bar on the left side of each page.
On this page, I've grouped many of the techniques by their characteristics to help you find a particular type of rug or a technique that suits the project you have in mind.
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